Cigarette embers cause house fire
PUBLISHED: 10:05 10 January 2013
EMBERS in an ashtray caused a small fire in a Worle home last night (Weds).
Two Avon Fire and Rescue engines from Weston were called to the home in Mayfield Avenue after 11pm last night.
They found its occupant, a man, outside the house, and smoke filling its kitchen.
Fire crews discovered that there was a small fire in a bin in the kitchen, which had begun after embers in an ashtray had been put in the bin.
A spokesman for the fire service said: “We would advise as a note of caution to anybody who does smoke to make sure any embers or cigarette ends are fully extinguished before they are put into bins.
“We have had incidents in the past where it can lead to more serious fires where the incident takes place at night when people are sleeping.”
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